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Re: Sandhi in Kayasanoda?

From:Anthony M. Miles <theophilus88@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 21:04
Marcus Miles theophilus scripsit:
>From: Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: Re: Sandhi in Kayasanoda? >Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 08:19:16 -0500 > > > Siyo, kadlakayada! > > I have a question--since my "h" forces a stress on the > > previous vowel (did you notice I had four consecutive > > h's in one word in "Interbeing"?), is this considered > > an instance of sandhi? I'm not fully sure I > > understand the term--is it between words or between > > syllables? > >Suffixes often change the stress in a word. Though I am not a linguist >(yet), I'm pretty sure it isn't sandhi. > >It's quite possible that Kayasanoda's more ancient forms had sandhi, >however, since the "hi" suffix probably came from a particle. The meaning >would have changed depending on word order rather than whether it was a >suffix or particle. >
Ancient Greek has an acccent shift similar to this. Since there are at three positions for the accent in Ancient Greek (last, next-to-last, and third-to-last syllables), particles of one syllable that follow a word that already has an acute accent on the third-to-last syllable cause an acute accent to appear on the last syllable of the original word (which of course no longer the last syllable in the word complex and therefore can sustain an acute accent). An end-accented word will take a grave accent, unless it is the final word in the sentence, in which case it _must_ have an acute accent. And that paragraph was a simplification of one point of Greek accentuation. Schematically: Sss s > SsSs ssS s> ssSs RE:Lahabic Sandhi proper is an active process in Lahabic and very important due to the number of case and number suffixes (well over thirty). In composition, the root /p2d/ 'sky' may end up rendered as /p2d/, /p2t/, /p2n/, /p2ud/ (in /p2udin/ < /p2d/+/Win/), /p2b/, or /p2g/. The same applies the conjunction /ned/ 'and'. /t_ha:k/ could be /t_ha:k/, /t_ha:t/, /t_ha:g/, /t_hA:p/, or /t_h{uk/. The 1st person sigular aorist present active (I'll explain the bizarre verb terminology in a later post) ending is /a:s/ </a:/+/s/. The passive equivalent is /a:/< /a:/+/0/. In composition with /na:k_he/ 'I', however, the sequence /Vs N/ > /V: N/; therefore /a:s n/> /a: n/. This was one of two details in the verb system that led to the development of pronominal mood/voice indicators (PMIs). /a: na:k_he/, with a nominative form is active, but /a: na:k_wOs/ or /a: na:k_wo:/, with a genitive form, is passive There is more on this at
> > Amesika meha! (Thank you!) > >Vin teke duep. (I would do [it] again soon.) > >Chris Wright >Ducking and hoping he won't be booed out in five minutes as long as he >stays somewhat on topic
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